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Old 08-23-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I know many of us have worried about this!

The Warner Robins Patriot - Panetta No retirement changes for current military members

I was actually kinda getting behind the new plan and feel slightly disappointed. I would loved to have walked away before 20 years!
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I know many of us have worried about this!

The Warner Robins Patriot - Panetta No retirement changes for current military members

I was actually kinda getting behind the new plan and feel slightly disappointed. I would loved to have walked away before 20 years!
That means that any changes will be meaningless and won't save a dime until 21 years from now when the boomers and most of us on retirement are dead. This is the kind of meaningless bullcrap that makes politicians what they are.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Honestly, I don't think I'd get real fired up, even if I were still on active duty. As it always has been, changes to military retirement have ALWAYS grandfathered those already on active duty, already retired or otherwise committed to serve. The Pentagon has always set an implementation date with enough warning for those serious enough to enlist buit not yet committed enough to enlist. Then, those who enter the military AFTER the implementation date will be affected.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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Great news! I still can't fathom why anyone would stay in over 8 yrs or so if the current system is no longer. I guess it will be sometime before we can tell.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I'm glad to hear they're thinking about those of us who raised our right hand with the "you could retire at 20 w/ a pension if you wanted to" mindset. You change the pension check at 20 years deal, and see how many people don't re-enlist.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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I'm glad to hear they're thinking about those of us who raised our right hand with the "you could retire at 20 w/ a pension if you wanted to" mindset. You change the pension check at 20 years deal, and see how many people don't re-enlist.
I would even up that....to say, see how many people even enlist.....

The hours and the agony of being in is not worth the pay....

Will some still do it, yes they will....just for the college money....if there is any of that left in the future....

I know EArmyU is gone next year....
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I'm glad to hear they're thinking about those of us who raised our right hand with the "you could retire at 20 w/ a pension if you wanted to" mindset. You change the pension check at 20 years deal, and see how many people don't re-enlist.

Do you think that the people who have already gone after Police, Fire and Public Employee Pensions care?
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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Do you think that the people who have already gone after Police, Fire and Public Employee Pensions care?

Who cares if they care.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Who cares if they care.
You will when they take your pension
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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You will when they take your pension
Oh I know, it was more a tongue-in-cheek remark. Hoping it doesn't come down to that.
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